This is the photo I took of the Sni Bridge in Wellington last week. Wellington is the next town west of Lexington along the Missouri River. The woman standing on the bridge works at Catfish Charlie's, a restaurant there in Wellington. I asked her then if the flooding had cut down on their business. "It has, a little," she said. This was taken before the Missouri River rose on Friday to 26.8 feet at Napoleon, which is just west of Wellington. Flood stage at Napoleon is 17.0 feet. (An aside to history buffs: Lafayette County has Wellington and Napoleon, and in between is an itty-bitty town called Waterloo. Hee hee.)
|Before the Missouri River crested.|
|After the river crested.|
Photo courtesy of John Pinkston.
I promise that I'll write about something besides water soon!